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Pocket Money is the podcast all about money and your life hosted by Kate Browne & Sally McMullen. Whether you're curious, confident or just plain confused when it comes to your cash, we've got you covered.

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    • 4.6, 35 Ratings

Pocket Money is the podcast all about money and your life hosted by Kate Browne & Sally McMullen. Whether you're curious, confident or just plain confused when it comes to your cash, we've got you covered.

    The real reason you need a will - #212

    The real reason you need a will - #212

    In between our searches for toilet paper and hand sanitiser, "how to create a will" has been high on our Google search list in the lockdown.

    In this episode, we spoke to National Manager, Estate Planning, Australian Unity Trustees Legal Services Anna Hacker. She explains why so many Aussies are interested in estate planning right now, why wills aren't just for people with families and big assets and what actually happens if you die without one.

    Full show notes at https://www.finder.com.au/podcast

    • 29 min
    Curveballs – how to stay resilient when things go wrong - #211

    Curveballs – how to stay resilient when things go wrong - #211

    Comedian and journalist Emma Markezic was young, single, freelancing, renting and partying hard when she was diagnosed with cancer. She still found herself coping better than most people.

    Emma spoke to experts on how we can all develop skills to help deal with life's curly bits. Whether it's from life in lockdown or living with financial uncertainty, this episode will help arm you with the attitude to cope financially and emotionally.

    Full show notes at https://www.finder.com.au/podcast 

    • 28 min
    Where do our charity donations actually go? - #210

    Where do our charity donations actually go? - #210

    Australians give a total of $9.9 billion to charities each year and we can only imagine that number will skyrocket in 2020 following this year's catastrophic bushfire season and COVID-19.

    We chatted to the Commissioner for the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission. Dr Gary Johns talks about where our donations go, what the responsibilities of registered charities are and what to look out for before you donate.

    Full show notes at https://www.finder.com.au/podcast

    • 31 min
    How to recession-proof your finances - #209

    How to recession-proof your finances - #209

    A recession or any type of economic downturn can be an incredibly challenging and stressful time. As unemployment rises, incomes fall, stock markets crash and bills continue rolling in, it is natural to be worried about your money. But there are things that you can do to prepare. 
    On today’s episode of the Pocket Money podcast, Sally and Kate welcome a slate of experts to get the tips and strategies you can use to protect your finances. From savings and budgeting to superannuation, home loans and earning more with side hustles, this podcast will help you better understand what’s in your control, and how to be proactive.
    Thanks to our guests Taylor Blackburn, Alison Banney, Kylie Purcell and Richard Whitten, Maurice Thach for joining us on this episode. Given that economists are predicting a recession or financial depression following the tidal wave of disaster caused by COVID-19, arming yourself with knowledge about your financial secirty is as important as ever.
    Full show notes at https://www.finder.com.au/podcast 
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    • 29 min
    The rise of Buy Now, Pay Later - #208

    The rise of Buy Now, Pay Later - #208

    When it comes to consumer finance, the credit card has been on the top of the pack for years. Recently, however, the tides have begun to shift.

    Buy Now, Pay Later is a new approach to cash flow management, and leading companies like AfterPay, ZipPay, and Klarna are attracting millions of customers across the globe.
    Almost 2 million Australians had used Buy Now Pay Later services according to some research released by Roy Morgan in November last year. Young Australians are the most likely to shop with buy now pay later, with nearly 56% of customers between 14 and 34 years old, with those in the 25-34 range making up 33.5% of all users. 
     
    This new industry is not devoid of criticism. Some players have been critiqued for fostering poor budgeting habits, especially among young people. These services also fall outside of regular credit and financial regulation, which led to a Senate inquiry and involvement by ASIC. 
    To talk us through the ins and outs of this world, we’re joined this week by Jonathan Kelly, the Chief Growth and Innovation Officer for Flexigroup. Jonathan and Sally discuss the origins of this innovative new financial technology, why consumers are so keen, and why he thinks the days are numbered for credit cards and frequent flyer points.
    This episode is proudly presented by Bundll.
    Full show notes at https://www.finder.com.au/podcast 
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    • 28 min
    How will the coronavirus affect our finances? - #207

    How will the coronavirus affect our finances? - #207

    Just 3 months in, and 2020 has already been a whirlwind.
    While the world locks down, we’re faced with a lot of uncertainty about the future. How long will this last? Will our loved ones be safe? Am I going to be able to survive financially? 
    On this episode, we sat down (remotely, of course) to dig into how the coronavirus will affect our everyday lives, and what we can do to set ourselves, and our community, up for the long haul. These are unprecedented times, and we’re all figuring it out together. 
    This conversation was recorded prior to the announcement of Australia’s March 30 $130B stimulus package. Follow along with all our coronavirus coverage, and learn how how you can get financial help during the coronavirus pandemic here.
    This episode is proudly presented by Bundll.
    Full show notes at https://www.finder.com.au/podcast 
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

canadalanna ,

Making Finance Un-Boring

This podcast keeps me current on Australian finance topics and gives me the information I need to know... without making me fall asleep. Kate & Sally from Finder have a positive and engaging dynamic and make the content relatable so I can actually take action!

amybg_ ,

Real talk on money matters with an Australian focus

This podcast shows how much impact money has on all areas of our life. From fashion to health and wellness, as well as trends like the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement – it covers fascinating topics in a really engaging way. I really appreciate that there are some shorter episodes too (around 30 minutes long) – they're a great length when you're getting dinner ready or going for a walk.

sbinny01 ,

One of my favourite podcasts!

This podcast simplifies complex financial topics and provides a lot of great tips and insights. The hosts are also fun, engaging and relatable which I love!

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